How to groom the perfect beard 2015


In this useful article you will find tips and techniques to help you keep your beard in perfect shape. We'll cover everything you need to know about cleaning and maintaining your facial hair and we will also look at some of our favourite facial hair products including the great Dear Barber range which we have recently added to our online shop. Read on to find out more!


Cleaning your beard

Once you start growing your beard and go beyond the stubble phase you may want to think about how you will keep your facial hair in good condition.

A good rule of thumb for beard maintenance is laid out in the 3 steps below.


  1. Rinse your beard daily in the shower, helping to keep it clean.
  2. Apply a beard oil daily to keep facial hair in good condition, soften bristles and avoid irritation on your skin.
  3. Ideally you should wash your beard occasionally. Anywhere from 1 -3 times per week with a specially developed beard wash is the optimum solution. 



Trimming and styling

After a certain amount of growth every beard can start to look unruly and unless you are going for a full on natural beard then you may want to tidy it up. The best way to neaten your look is by trimming the neckline, upper cheeks, and mustache lip with a razor or beard trimmer.

Of course the ideal solution is to go for a hot shave with a Barber every week, but for most of us time and cost issues make this an impossible task. Instead you can bring the best of the professional salon into your home with the Dear Barber range.  

Dear Barber is a range of luxurious and well considered male grooming products. The range was developed by consulting with professional hair stylists, barbers and salons to create an unfussy and modern collection of styling products to suit the needs of today's man. Here at Merritts for Hair we believe the quality of the Dear Barber range can improve the quality of your everyday grooming experience.


Our Favourite Dear Barber products:

Shave Oil 30ml - £8.95

Leave your skin soft to the touch with Dear Barber Shave Oil. This nourishing oil contains almond, tea tree oils and grape seed oil in order to create the perfect razor glide and smooth finish. 

Beard Oil 30ml - £8.95

The Dear Barber Beard Oil delivers soft and healthy facial hair thanks to the blend of nourishing argan, almond and coconut oils. Expect super soft and smooth skin too!


Moustache Wax 25ml - £8.95

If you're set on styling the perfect moustache then this could be the ideal product for you. Dear Barber Moustache Wax gives you workable and flexible styling, setting with a firm hold. A mix of oat, argan oils and jojoba helps to condition your hair and your skin too.


If you're interested in any of the products above visit our online store here to find out more.